A proposed subdivision that would add hundreds of new housing units and thousands of square feet in commercial space to Orléans will go before the city’s planning committee next week.
© Kane Van Ee
Ottawa City Hall
The Minto Commercial Properties development at 850 Champlain St. would consist of both commercial and residential buildings on the 6,675 hectare site.
The draft plan for the site calls for a total of 472 dwelling units in several buildings ranging from four to six storeys, according to a report to the committee prepared by city staff.
It also includes just under 40,000 square feet of commercial space, spread out through five, one and two-storey buildings. Both retail and office space would be available.
The site’s long-term concept plan includes a little under 140,000 square feet of commercial space, with three additional buildings of between two and and eight storeys within five years.
The concept plan for 20 years calls for an additional eight office buildings of between two and 12 storeys. Some of those buildings would be built on land currently occupied by an OC Transpo park and ride.
City staff is recommending the committee approve the draft plan and delegate the city’s manager for suburban development review the authority to finalize that draft.